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American Public Media has Open Call for Podcasts



American Public Media (APM), a division of Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) is launching an open call for podcast pitches. They are looking for storytellers, producers, and new talent from all backgrounds to join them in entertaining, educating and connecting with people in new ways.

We’re ultimately looking for two to three new show ideas to develop into pilots and potentially full seasons of at least six episode. If selected for a full season, APM will also provide marketing and PR support, underwriting/sales and membership opportunities, and the opportunity to collaborate, cross-promote and learn from other APM Podcast teams.

For this open call, it is not required that you have professional audio or media production experience (although that doesn’t hurt). It is important that you have a stand-out, timely idea that will resonate deeply with listeners.

APM is interested in a wide variety of concepts, hosts, styles, and structures. Visit their website to find out more about the key traits they are looking for in each pitch.

Submissions will be accepted from January 15th to February 15th. If your idea is selected for further consideration, producers from APM will reach out with additional questions.


The Daily Podcast is Coming to Public Radio



The Daily is a podcast from The New York Times. A new twenty-minute episode of the podcast is released every weekday. Soon, The Daily will be available on public radio.

The new radio edition of the popular podcast “The Daily” will be available to public radio listeners across the country beginning April 2. The New York Times and American Public Media announced earlier this year that they will be joining forces in this collaboration, which will extend the audio news report’s following of 4.5 million monthly listeners to the radio audience.

The Daily draws on the unrivaled quality and expertise of The New York Times’s global footprint of more than 1,450 journalists. It is a very successful podcast and was the most-downloaded new show in 2017 on Apple Podcasts. It also won the DuPont-Columbia University Award for audio excellence.

The radio edition of The Daily will be hosted by Michael Barbaro (who is the host of The Daily podcast. Previously, he was host of The Run-Up, a political podcast that chronicled the 2016 election.

The radio version of The Daily will air after 4 p.m. ET and listeners can find their area’s specific air time by visiting their local station online. As of March 27, 2018, there were 16 radio stations across the United States that had committed to bringing The Daily to their audiences.